Franklin Township, Morrow County, Ohio

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Franklin Township, Morrow County, Ohio
Pulaskiville Community Bible Church
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Location of Franklin Township in Morrow County
Location of Franklin Township in Morrow County
Coordinates: 40°31′40″N 82°42′23″W / 40.52778°N 82.70639°W / 40.52778; -82.70639Coordinates: 40°31′40″N 82°42′23″W / 40.52778°N 82.70639°W / 40.52778; -82.70639
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyMorrow
Area
 • Total27.5 sq mi (71.2 km2)
 • Land27.4 sq mi (71.0 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation1,283 ft (391 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,617
 • Density58.8/sq mi (22.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code39-28378[2]
GNIS feature ID1086702[1]

Franklin Township is one of the sixteen townships of Morrow County, Ohio, United States. The 2010 census found 1,617 people in the township.

Geography[edit]

Located in the eastern part of the county, it borders the following townships:

No municipalities are located in Franklin Township.

Name and history[edit]

Franklin Township was organized in 1823, and named for Benjamin Franklin.[3] It is one of twenty-one Franklin Townships statewide.[4]

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[5] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ History of Morrow County and Ohio: Containing a Brief History of the State of Ohio. O.L. Baskin & Company. 1880. p. 412.
  4. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16.
  5. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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